Clipped From The Scranton Truth
TWENTY - SECOND YEAR. SCRANTONY PA., YALE - PRINCETON GAME IS Both Teams Are in Fine Contest is Expected on the Gridiron at New Haven. CAPTAIN JAMES COONEY HAS A HARD TASK BEFORE HIM. ' Special to The Truth irom Staff Correspondent. .Yale Field, New Haven, Conn., Nov. l. - rA" national figure for the day and placed In the very center of the stage of the world's theatre of athletics, James L. Cooney, of Scranton, Pa., captain of the Princeton foot ball team, is here today with his eleven prepared to meet Yale's brawny men in annual Toot ball contest. Cooney with his characteristic calm serenity is making no boasts of the superiority of his team ver Yale, because he has labored throughout the season against overwhelming odds; neither is he foolish enough to yield to Eli's hair - pullers until the battle Is fought to the finish. This is easily the biggest national foot bail game of the season, and not only are the eyes of this country and especially Scranton, Pa. fixed upon Cooney and his men, but there is a lively interest manifested in the game abroad as any event of big moment is bound to attract if for nothing else than in the work at hand. Captain Cooney, who was disabled two weeks ago, has fully recovered TWO OF YALE'S from his Injuries, and he is about as nearly perfect physically as it is possible to get. The characterization applies to his men. A large delegation of enthusiasts are from .Scranton to witness the fray and they are confident that Cooney's cool nerve and superior direction will lead his men to victory, or at least an honorable bat - tie with a mighty foe. Speaking with a Truth reporter just before the game commented, Captain Cooney said: "I feel confident that If victory Is possible at all against such odds, we will be able to accomplish It. I feel In fine condition myself, and the other members of the Princeton eleven are equally as tit and eager for the battle. It gives me great pleasure to have the honor to represent not only Princeton, but Scrnaton as well, in an event of national magnitude. The bettings is in favor of Yale at 'odds of 2',i to 1. Besides Captain Coo - rV"5 ' V - t ism o BEING PLAYED TODAY. Good Condition and a ney, who is playing left tackle, Walter Phillips, another Scranton boy, is in the game. John Vaughan, son of the late Senator J. C. Vaughan, and Leslie Symons. of Lake Auiel, are on the ground, in uniforms, as substitutes for Princeton. The Princeton eleven stopped over last night at Hotel Nelheiiand In New York, at which hotel Prince Louis, of Battenburg, is stopping. During the evening Captain Cooney divided honors with the Prince, and the two heroes were the objects of all eyes. Jerome K. Barrett. ANXIOUS FOR FRAY. By Publishers' Press. New Haven, Conn., Nov. 18. Eleven sturdy gridiron warriors of Old Kit tumbled out of bed this morning, trained to the minute and anxious as the symbolical Yale bulldog to meet the eleven equally fit which arrived in the city by special train this morning to represent the Princeton Tiger. "I'm not saying a word," said Captain Tom Shevlin, of the Yale team, BEST MEN. - 4 J Tt At ' STPRBES, TACKLII. early this morning. "We've had some hard luck In the way of injuries, but 1 think we are now in as good condition as anyone could wish, and If we do not win it is because Princeton has sent up a better team than we have." In the opinion of many and nearly all the Yale adherents, Yale has all the advantage in the contest. This is the result of the early season showing of the Elis. Figured on this basis, Yale supporters think that Yale ought to defeat the Tigers by a double figure score. But as Princeton has always proved a surprise to the Blue on the gridiron, there will not be too much shouting from the Yale stands until the game is won beyond a doubt. Special trains began pouring the crowds into the city from 10 o'clock this morning. .Many came last night to avoid the rush. It is estimated that there will be from 20.000 to 25.000 visitors in the city when the whistle blows for the play to begin at the Held this Continued on Page II. SENATOR CHAUNCEY rf h New York. Nov. 18. Senator Chauncey M. Depew and Gage E. Tar - bell, the Equitable's second vice - president, were the chief witnesses be fore the Armstrong insurance committee yesterday Senator Dopew was on the stand only fifteen minutes, but it was a bad quarter of an hour for him. He was recalled to explain certain letters which had eome Into the committee's possession since his appearance as a witness on Thursday. The Senator did not know what the commitee wanted of. him and his anxiety as he stepped up to the witness thair was apparent. His uneasiness became more marked when Mr. Hughes, counsel to the - committee, an - nounccd that the committee had cer - INTO Ten Persons Yere Injured Very Seriously - Marvelous Special Correspondence of The Truth. Carhondale. Pa., November 18. The Erie "flyer" was wrecked near this city last evening. It is remarkable that there was not more serious damage done. The flyer" Is due In Carbondale at 5:30 o'clock. It is one of the fastest trains on the road. Yesterday a "pusher" engine got In its way on a sharp curve In North Carbondale. The "pusher" could not move across a switch because anothil engine occupied the frog. It will come out later whether or not a flag was sent back to stop the passengers. 1 j I in O - J.